This fall WDET, City Bureau and Citizen Detroit partnered to train and hire community members to document
public meetings in Detroit.
Click to learn more about what they accomplished.
MEET THE DETROIT DOCUMENTERS PROJECT
Social Media Reporting
in the Field
Public Meetings Documented
Sets of Meeting Notes
Charter Schools (3)
Water Quality (2)
DPSCD Regular Board (2)
DPSCD Curriculum (2)
DPSCD Finance (2)
DPSCD Policy (1)
Sept. - Oct. 2018
THE NEXT STEPS
Meeting notes and data gathered during this first iteration of the Detroit Documenters Project will be released on the City Bureau's Documenters.org mobile app in early 2019.
WDET, City Bureau and CitizenDetroit will review the past month's experience using participant feedback and revaise the process for a second iteration of the Detroit Documenters Project.
is a nonprofit civic media organization based on the South Side of Chicago. We bring journalists and communities together in a collaborative spirit to produce media that is impactful, equitable, and responsive to the public.
Detroit’s Public Radio Station, creates and curates a mix of news, music and cultural content that is unique as the city and region we serve. A community service of Wayne State University.
educates residents to be fully engaged in the democratic life of the city with reputable information to make informed policy/political decisions.
Support for this project comes from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, which was created by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The fund seeks to advance quality journalism while reflecting the perspectives of diverse constituencies including people of color, women and low-income communities.